Hello Internet People
Let me start out with a disclaimer: The Dietitian Diet is not actually a “diet” in the traditional sense. It turns out the word diet has been twisted away from it’s true meaning: the food you put in your body. On this site I use evidence-based guidelines and functional nutrition to help you feel your best!
I specialize in making busy momma’s lives a little easier with quick recipes, meal plans, grocery lists and tips to get it all done.
Since we are getting to know each other, let me tell you about my life: I have a full-time job, I am a busy mother of three young kids, a wife to an Oklahoma born meat and potatoes lumberjack type, and I love food. I have struggled with weight in the past and I am just like you! I try to create healthy meals and I work hard to make my family’s health a priority. However, I would not survive without Chick-fil-a.
Can I tell you another secret? I eat chocolate and drink wine almost every single day (okay every day), and so can you!
If you have made your way here, you know that I am a dietitian (lol, obviously). I have a graduate degree in dietetics and an undergraduate degree in exercise science.
I created recipes, meal plans and grocery lists so you don’t have to! The Dietitian Diet is the ultimate resource for busy moms trying to do it all.
My family food allergy story.
On a random Tuesday evening in May, my 5 year old child became my patient! My little bebe woke an hour or so after going to sleep complaining that he was itchy. In the dim lights of his room I could tell the poor guy had large raised hives all over his body.
This had happened once before and we had written it off as a probable environmental allergen (his doctor thought maybe new detergent or rolling in the grass). This seemed similar, so I snuggled him back up and went off to bed. A few minutes later he returned complaining that “he didn’t like his mouth like this.” Still relatively calm, I switched on the lights to see his mouth swollen up like a botched botox job! I knew enough as a medical practitioner to panic – and went into crisis mode.
I ran him to the local ER, worried he may be going into anaphylactic shock (gotta love a midnight ER run). Luckily, he was not having trouble breathing and he did not need an epi pen. It was obvious, however, that he was allergic to something- and it was definitely an acute (or quick) reaction. After a dose of steroids and benadryl, they sent us home with the suggestion to have him food allergy tested.
This ordeal led to a complete change in our diet. We spent time removing dairy, gluten and watermelon! The good news! It has led to a whole new world of recipes for you and an entire section of this website related to food allergies. If you’d like to read more of our journey (and how the heck I cut out dairy for a 5 year old!) – click to the food allergy page for related posts!
This site has been a labor of love. It probably took longer than it should have. And let me say, it’s not perfect. I hesitated to even put this out here due to all the reasons most people don’t: fear of failure, embarrassment, and internet trolls! What if someone hates this? What if it doesn’t work? What if people are mean to me? What if I actually don’t know what I’m talking about? The horror! But, alas, I decided to be brave and do what I love doing, which is helping others to reach their goals and feel better!
Thanks for reading and please get in touch.
Your Dietitian Friend, Kate